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Subject: Workshop on microfilming and Digitization

Workshop on microfilming and Digitization

From: Ad Leerintveld <ecpa>
Date: Friday, January 31, 2003
LIBER Workshop
Microfilming and Digitisation for Preservation
Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), The Hague, The Netherlands
April 14-15, 2003
<URL:http://www.kb.nl/coop/liber>

Over the last years the role of microfilming in collection
management has been somewhat overshadowed by the rise of
digitization. Digitization has rapidly become popular as a way to
open up collections for wider use, but its role in preservation of
collections remains as yet debatable. Microfilming has long been an
established surrogating method for preservation purposes, but seems
less attractive than digitization in terms of access.

This workshop aims to clarify the position of microfilming and
digitization by presenting an overview of the possibilities and
requirements for combining the two approaches in preservation
projects. It will look at the technical and organizational issues
involved in developing methods that exploit the strengths of both
approaches in an economical manner. Topics like producing microfilm
to standards that allow subsequent digitization and the production
of microfilms from digital masters will be discussed.

Quality control will be a central issue, not only in terms of
producing durable masters, but also in terms of use. If users can no
longer consult the originals, the surrogates put at their disposal,
whether digital or microform, need to meet their requirements in
every possible way. In developing workflows and negotiating
contracts for outsourcing, criteria for meeting quality standards
have to be specified in detail, and extensive cooperation between
institutions and vendors is indispensable to achieve the highest
possible quality within the available budget and time.

Concept: This meeting will combine elements of a conference and of a
workshop. Apart from plenary sessions and presentations, there will
be on-site demonstrations for smaller groups.

Audience: Collection managers in libraries and archives, managers of
preservation and digitization projects, microfilming and
digitization companies.

Organisation
    LIBER Preservation Division
    Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), The Hague, The Netherlands
    European Commission on Preservation and Access (ECPA)

Location: Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), The Hague, Auditorium and
Strata Preservation microfilming and digitisation units

Fee:
Euro 70, (incl. coffee/tea + lunch) / Dinner  Euro 35.
Fee must be paid into the bankaccount of the Koninklijke
Bibliotheek.
Account: Postbank 425131
Please state "LIBER workshop".
(IBAN NL62PSTB0000425131 - SWIFT: PSTBNL21)


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